Board of Health


Mission Statement

Responsible for the Health and well being of the community. Oversees and monitors the town wide trash program. 
Beavers, Health Inspections, Title V, Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness, Finances, Floor Drains, Food Safety, Hazardous Waste Day, Health Fair, Medical Reserve Corps, Outdoor Wood Burning Units, Press Relations, Recycling, Tobacco Control, Trash, Wells.

As of September 25, 2023, residential households in the U.S. can order one set of #4 free at-home COVID-19 tests from again.

Here's what you need to know about your order: Limit of one order per residential address. One order includes #4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests ( has more details about at-home tests, including extended shelf life and updated expiration dates). Orders will ship free starting the week of October 2, 2023

COVID test kits are available at the Health department office.

While supplies last.


We still have a few composters available for $30.00. Call 413-267-4107 or email for ordering.
Summer is over but ticks can still be still active! Now is the time to freshen up on tick and Lyme disease awareness! For the latest information on Tick-borne Disease in Massachusetts visit: Before you head outdoors, take these quick steps to lowering your risk of tick bites. Learn more about Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses at

Office Hours for Shared Public Health Services

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00-1:00

Closed on Wednesday's beginning November 1, 2023

with additional hours for Finn McCool, Director of Public Health

Monday 9-12:00, Wednesday by Appointment only

Appointments strongly encouraged due to field inspections

Anthony Albano, Health Agent

Tuesday 12:30-4:00

Appointments strongly encouraged due to field inspections

Ashley Boudreau, Public Health Nurse

Friday 9:00-12:00 by appointment only


Monson Trash/Recycling Guidelines

Did you know that you can access information about holiday schedules and Trash/Recycling service or weather delays on the Republic Services Mobile App.

For more information please visit:

Please ensure that your trash and recycling carts are placed at the curb by 6:00am on your scheduled service day. Please place carts with the lid opening facing the road with wheels facing your home, and at least 3 feet away from other objects.  Do not park in front of your carts.  Do not overstuff your carts as this may cause the bags or cardboard to become stuck and not be fully emptied. Place all material in your Republic Services carts. No other carts will be accepted. Recycling is now Single Stream. You will no longer need to separate your recycling materials. Please do not put recycling in plastic bags. For Bulk pick up; requests are made using the BULK PICK-UP REQUEST FORM. Occasionally, especially during weather events, it is possible for drivers to miss picking up your trash or recycling that has been placed at the curb on its scheduled day. IF YOUR TRASH OR RECYCLING WAS NOT PICKED UP AS SCHEDULED OR YOU HAVE A SERVICE ISSUE, PLEASE CALL REPUBLIC SERVICES. If there is any damage to your carts call Republic to report and they will repair or replace them. 

Republic Services Customer Service
1 (413) 557-6700



We have been advised by Republic Services that they have completed the delivery of carts to all who were missing them.  If you are still in need of carts or if you have carts needing to be picked up, please call the Board of Health at 413-267-4107 to report your address. If you purchased an upgrade or additional carts, please contact Republic at 413-557-6700 to inquire when they will be delivered.

The Board of Health thanks you for your patience as we worked with Republic Services to address these challenges.


Link To COVID Vaccination Sites Map
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19

Have you used the Isolation and Exposure Calculator; a tool to help you determine if you need to isolate or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19.

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System


Finn McCool

Director of Health

Ashley Boudreau

Public Health Nurse

Denise Kennedy Buck

BoH Administrative Assistant

Mary Hull


Elaine Kurasinski


Kathleen Nothe



Joan Simmons



Mary Farrin

Vice Chair